Articles by Michael Neault

Anna Atkins. "Chordaria flagelliformis," circa 1840s. Cyanotype.

Brain on the Beach: Seven Essential Sources for Art and Cognitive Science

Brain on the Beach: Seven Essential Sources for Art and Cognitive Science

Michael Neault completes his blogging residency with a roundup of things to read.

Sir John Everet Millais, “Ophelia,” 1852. Oil on canvas, 30” x 44”. Tate Britain.

Aslant a Brook: A Scientific Approach to Comparing the Gallery and the Virtual

Aslant a Brook: A Scientific Approach to Comparing the Gallery and the Virtual

What’s the difference between the live and the digital viewing experience? Blogger-in-residence Michael Neault writes about a recent study by scientists in the UK.

Kazimir Malevich

The Teetering of the Diagonal Line

The Teetering of the Diagonal Line

Blogger-in-Residence Michael Neault contemplates a question that artists and scientists have tried to answer: Can you reduce visual perception to a few fundamental elements?

Painting by Ilya Repin, Unexpected Visitors, 1888

Tracking the Gaze

Tracking the Gaze

Blogger-in-residence Michael Neault writes about the science of eye tracking. What are our eyes doing when looking at a work of art?

Illustration by Swanny Mouton

The Art + Brain Files

The Art + Brain Files

Blogger-in-residence Michael Neault begins his two-week stint with some words about neuroaesthetics. What can we learn from this emerging field of study?

Illustration by Swanny Mouton.

Flash Points

The Museum as Memory Palace

Flash Points

The Museum as Memory Palace

Our new Flashpoints series on Storytelling kicks off with a look at how museums can weave narratives through the placement of objects in space.